It’s that time of year when we remember how damn lucky we are.. Where else in the world can a feast cause anxiety and stress about eating so much that we gain weight? Abundance.

I believe that we should think about what we are thankful for on a regular basis, if not daily – but of course this is a special time to reflect on our blessings in our lives. Some are obvious, but others might be things we take for granted: like simply being employed, being in good health, and having a safe place to sleep at night.

Here are some things I’m thankful for, in no particular order:

  • changing my mind about wellness and turning my health around
  • being in a wonderful relationship with a positive person
  • my bike
  • being healthy enough to whale out a 60 minute spin class
  • my family, my chosen family, and lovely friends who support me
  • health insurance
  • dreams and ambition
  • quitting tobacco
  • travelling!
  • the smell of campfires
  • bad days at work – that means I have good days and a job
  • smiles and laughter
  • whole foods garlicky kale salad
  • nag champa
  • spicy tuna roll
  • myfitnesspal
  • tea tree chewing sticks
  • my home
  • my animales
  • personal growth and spiritual awareness
  • Eckhart Tolle
  • that hug after a loong day
  • every breath
  • my pumping heart
  • apples

Trust me, there’s more – but I’m going to leave it at this: What a difference a year makes. I took a survey for WebMD today, and when I got to this screen below, I couldn’t help but be proud of myself and the progress that I’ve made:

Seventeen out of eighteen ain’t bad. And I’ve lost about 45 pounds this past year. Not too shabby!

My strategy for tomorrow is simple: white meat and mostly veggies. Small tastes of this and that, but no need to over-do it. I’ll let you know how it all works out. :) Either way, it’ll be okay.

Love to all of you out there in the world. I hope you have as lovely a Thanksgiving as I will.


By | 2017-04-15T20:00:26+00:00 November 23rd, 2011|food, gratitude project, Health, holidays, motivation|0 Comments